In most cases of poisoning emetics and purgatives do the most good.
Go, my boy; cram her with emetics, then shovel in your purgatives.
purgatives should be repeated until all vicious humors are discharged.
The constipation will at first be more amenable to the use of purgatives.
The first may sometimes be effected by the use of purgatives, Sudorifics, or Diuretics.
Great relief is usually afforded by the action of purgatives.
Aloetic purgatives may be advantageously conjoined with Chalybeates in Amenorrha and Hysteria.
The first is commonly used as an adjunct to other medicines, especially to purgatives for children.
It is preferably given in small doses, combined either with purgatives or with the quinia.
In the very early stage, purgatives or emetics are admissible.
late 14c., from Old French purgatif (14c.) and directly from Late Latin purgativus, from purgat-, past participle stem of Latin purgare (see purge (v.)). The noun is attested from early 15c. (Old English medical texts have clænsungdrenc).
purgative pur·ga·tive (pûr'gə-tĭv)
An agent used for purging the bowels. adj.
Tending to cause evacuation of the bowels.